QOTW: “Are you ever going to sell a doll?”

Written on October 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

I’ve been asked this once or twice or dozens of times. Some dolly enthusiasts seem to think that other dolly enthusiasts have similar buying and selling patterns as they do. For instance, I used to get more than a few messages asking if I was selling my redheaded Kenner, Emmalynn.

She’s beautiful and lovely – and most definitely not for sale.

20141013a“Yes, I am wonderful, aren’t I?”
Emmalynn is wearing Plastic Fashion.

But it doesn’t stop people from asking me I’m selling her (or another one of my dolls). Or even just asking if I’m ever going to sell a doll.

Honestly, at this point in my doll collecting, I find selling a bit needless for me. I’m not in a position right now where I need to sell a doll, nor am I constantly thinking that I want to sell a doll. So I don’t because I currently don’t need to nor do I want to.

When I’m asked if I’m selling a particular doll, my usual responses are usually “Thanks for asking, but she is not for sale” or to just choosing to not respond at all. I don’t feel rude for doing the latter because the original inquiry was unsolicited. If I had listed a doll for sale and ignored the messages that resulted, I would feel incredibly rude. However, none of my dolls are available now (or in the foreseeable future) so I don’t feel that it’s necessary to respond sometimes. That and sometimes I’m overcome by a sense of laziness, which adds to it.

Do you get asked if you’re selling any of your dolls? How do you respond?

4 Responses to “QOTW: “Are you ever going to sell a doll?””

  1. Heather AKA @claribari

    I completely understand this post! I haven’t had inquiries to buy my dolls…

    But, that being said when I add a new doll I seem to get that question. Like, for some reason I have to share everyone’s “one in one out” rule. I don’t have that rule. I also only have nine dolls. I haven’t purchased a doll in a year and a half because when I buy one, I don’t want to sell one to cover the expense. I don’t really part with my girls; there has never been a potential doll that I wanted so badly that I would sell one of my girls.

    It’s more bizarre to get this from non-doll collecting friends…they must just think I have too many? Haha. I don’t know that they are familiar with the one in one out business…

  2. AnnaBlytheDoll says:

    I have before and I never put out any notice that my dolls were for sale. I had a couple people steal my pictures even and then post the dolls were for sale so maybe that is why there was some confusion. Fortunately it has since stopped. 🙂

    Annablythedoll xo

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